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Will C. Wood Middle School, 420 Grand Street, Alameda, CA, 94501               (510) 748-4015

Common Core Updates

Along with 45 other states, The California Department of Education adopted the same academic standards. These standards are called Common Core Standards. These standards were developed by ...more

99 copies of the 2014 Wood Middle School yearbook was sold online-paperless! To recognize this honor, TreeRing Yearbooks is planting 99 trees in Wood's name through their partner Trees for the Future!

Calendar 2014-15

This section will be updated when the district website is updated. The calendar may be found in the news section of this website.

News

Suggested School Supply List
Below, please find a general list of suggested school supplies for your student. Please be aware that different teachers will have different supply requests for their specific classes. Please check you students syllabi on the first day of school f... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 8/4/14

AUSD 2014-15 Calendar
Please find attached the 2014-15 AUSD calendar. Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 8/4/14

Free Lunch This Summer!
The Summer Food Service Program serves FREE meals to ALL kids and teens, 18 years and younger! For more information call: (510) 337-7179 or 337-7078. Locations: Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave. from 11:30-12. Haight Elementary School, 2025 S... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 6/5/14

News

Suggested School Supply List
Below, please find a general list of suggested school supplies for your student. Please be aware that different teachers will have different supply requests for their specific classes. Please check you students syllabi on the first day of school f... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 8/4/14

AUSD 2014-15 Calendar
Please find attached the 2014-15 AUSD calendar. Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 8/4/14

Free Lunch This Summer!
The Summer Food Service Program serves FREE meals to ALL kids and teens, 18 years and younger! For more information call: (510) 337-7179 or 337-7078. Locations: Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave. from 11:30-12. Haight Elementary School, 2025 S... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 6/5/14

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into Main Office

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into the Main Office

Wood Middle School Celebrates the Start of the New School Year!

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Check out Wood Middle School featured on Stopwaste.org!

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-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans
 

Beavers To-Do List:

1. Study hard

2. Be nice to your teachers

3. Make a new friend

4. Order a yearbook

5. Eat your vegetables

6. Listen to your parents

7. Do your homework

8. Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly

9. Drink plenty of water

10. Love your life!

Scroll over a date for details

Today: 8/21/14
All Day: Staff Development Day

Wood Middle School Wins 3 Grants from the National Education Association in Conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education

We're proud to announce that Wood Middle School's tradition of arts integration will be further supported this upcoming school year thanks in part to three grants totaling $15,000 from the National Education Association in conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education. Congratulations to Art teacher, Lindsey Shepard as she leads WMS staff on another year of artistic collaboration! The details of the grants are as follows:

  1. Three teachers or staff members to attend the three courses in our Integrated Learning Specialist Program. Each course offers in depth instruction and training. The course are offered in the fall, Spring and summer. There is a progression from Course A (in depth arts integration strategies), to Course B (ongoing assessment strategies) to Course C (collaborative curriculum design), that the team of three staff members will take together. 
  2. An arts integration coach who will work with your staff or your leadership team (usually the teachers who go through the courses) on arts integration strategies in classrooms. 
  3. Money for a teaching artist to come in and work with your students. This can be really flexible with how you would like to use the resource.
  4. Money to register staff for our Integrated Learning Summer Institute. It would be great to get folks registered for this summer as it will be an inspiring intro to the work that is going on in integrated learning. More info is at: http://www.artiseducation.org/what-we-do/our-programs/integrated-learning-summer-institute and I've attached the flyer. 
  5. Direct resources to the school for supplies, and support materials.

Know the 7 - Wood Classroom Expectations

  1. Enter the classroom according to the rules and procedures.
  2. Begin work immediately.
  3. Respond to the teacher’s signal.
  4. No one talks while the teacher is talking.
  5. Do not interrupt others.
  6. Work continuously on the task.
  7. Leave the classroom according to the rules and procedures. 

Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

Tinkering